• Show Date: 14/05/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Luke Johnston Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Pollard Canine Society

Dachshund (Long-Haired) Post Graduate (2,1)

1. Wedge’s Dolan Summer Time Blues. 22 month old bitch of good size and substance with correct proportions and ground clearance. Feminine head, neck set well into good front, good keel, fairly well ribbed, could have more width up and down but goes with a good stride in profile holding her outline. Well conditioned. RBOB.

Dachshund (Long-Haired) Open (4)

1. Vincent’s Gainscroft Dashing Dudley. 18 month old shaded red male of obvious quality. Excellent for size but still masculine. Presents a balanced, smooth and flowing outline, which he also holds on the move where he displays sound and free action in all directions. Would prefer more overall length and conical shape to his head but had strength and masculinity. Decent front, ribs carried well back and compact in body. Good feet. Shown in super condition. BOB.

2. Paskins’ Kindeace Texas Ranger. 3 year old male built on a much larger scale but did retain the correct proportions with good ground clearance. Moved well in profile. Not the front or refinement throughout of 1.

3. Wedge’s Dolan Tears Of A Clown.

Dachshund (Miniature Wire-Haired) Post Graduate (3)

1. Dance’s Emem Autumnal Sunshine JW. 18 months. A lovely bitch for size, shape and proportions. Feminine and typical head, held on a neck of good length and set well into front assembly. This bitch was easily the best constructed throughout in the class. Excellent hindquarters. Would prefer a better tail set. Good coat texture. Moved freely with plenty reach and drive, unfortunately a little tail happy which tended to spoil the overall picture in profile. RBOB.

2. Hargrave’s Vilmadach Meenah Black Princess. 22 month old bitch who scored for balance and general construction over 3. Feminine head, could have more neck, ok front, well ribbed and good hindquarters. Rather too compact but could have carried a lot less weight which may have helped.

3. Corner’s Carcorn Fabulous Frank.

Dachshund (Miniature Wire-Haired) Open (3)

1. Dance’s Emem Letty Bee Sunshine JW. A 2 year old bitch who I thought had lots of type. Feminine head with a dark eye and intelligent expression. Impressed in the entry for her flow of outline, from a long neck into well laid shoulders and continued over a strong topline. Super front and a long keel with ribs carried well back. Strong hindquarters which she more than used to advantage on the move where she went on a super stride covering lots of ground. BOB.

2. Hargrave’s Vilmadach Meenah Black Princess.

3. Corner’s Gragareth Girl at Carcorn.

Dachshund (Miniature Long-Haired) Post Graduate (5,2)

1. Brown’s Garbosa I’m A Dandy. Chocolate puppy male just shy of a year old and quite forward for his age. Lovely head with almond eye and correct expression, head held on a neck of fair length and set well into shoulders, good return of upper arm. Enough keel and well ribbed for one so young. Excellent mover going on such a free and flowing stride showing plenty reach and drive. BOB & BP.

2. Yates’ Lyndarlea Just Brian of Irisdax. 4 year old male who presented a lovely flowing outline of the correct balance and proportions. Masculine head of the correct proportions and a dark eye. Enough neck into an ok front. Not the ribbing of 1. Held his outline on the move and was sound but didn’t have the stride of 1. RBOB.

3. Pretty’s Jaxrubydax Brighten My Day.

Dachshund (Miniature Long-Haired) Open (3,1)

1. Yates’ Lyndarlea Just Brian of Irisdax.

2. Pretty’s Jaxrubydax Just Bernice. 3 year old and a daughter of 1 I see. A feminine bitch of good overall size but a touch lower to ground than ideal. Feminine head, dark eye but a little round in shape. Plenty keel and good hindquarters. Holds her shape on the move but could use herself more.

Dachshund (Miniature Smooth-Haired) Post Graduate (8,1) A varied and difficult class to judge, with dogs from 6 months upward; not sure that any two could be considered alike and all had differing virtues and faults.

1. Hambling’s Chaseover Moonshine. 15 month old. Ended up being a comfortable winner of this class down to his balance, general construction and soundness. He is up to size but very well proportioned. Excellent head, masculine and of the correct proportions. Correct eye and expression. Long neck, super front with good length of leg, and long keel. Wouldn’t want him any higher on the hock and could perhaps be broader across first and second thigh, nonetheless he stood square on his hindquarters and used them really well on the move, holding his outline. Close call for BOB. RBOB.

2. Jennings’ Marvdale’s Jena at Jenivon. 18 month old. Lovely bitch of quality with a long and conical head, long neck into a good front assembly. She has plenty keel and is well ribbed back but is also a little too long in loin which made her a touch too long overall in proportions. Moved well on a free stride.

3. Jennings’ Jenivon’s I See A Star. BP.

Dachshund (Miniature Smooth-Haired) Open (6,2)

1. Jennings’ Jenivon’s Miss Marple. A red bitch approaching two years. Scored for shape, balance and proportions. Well constructed throughout and certainly all of a piece with a smooth, flowing outline. Feminine head with a strong jaw and dark eye, lovely length of neck into a well laid shoulder, excellent return of upper arm, well ribbed and strong in loin gave which gave her a sturdy outline that she held on the move. Moved with plenty reach and drive on a free stride. BOB.

2. Corominas’ Luna Nueva De Los Olivos De Quinto. Another nice red bitch who had an excellent return of upper arm, long keel, deep and well sprung ribcage and broad rump. Moved very well with plenty reach and drive. Just preferred the head, neckset and shoulder of 1.

3. Jennings’ Jenivon’s Bad Habits.

Dachshund (Smooth-Haired) Post Graduate (4,1)

1. Tomlinson’s Melisdax Memories Of May. Black and tan bitch who has just turned a year old. Quite forward and together for her age, she presents a beautifully smooth, flowing and typical outline and holds it on the move too. Long head with dark eye, good neck into shoulder and enough upper arm. Well filled and long keel carrying the ribs well back. Could have been slightly cleaner in underline on the day. Broad and strong rear which she uses on the move. Good width coming and going and enough stride in profile. Excellent shine to her coat. BOB.

2. Clark’s Skydax Walking On Sunshine von Wilarkhund. A bitch just shy of 2 year old, a mature and fairly well constructed bitch with plenty ground clearance and balance in angulation fore and aft. She presents a better outline on the move than standing and was a free mover but could have more reach and drive. Preferred her moderation and compactness over 3.

3. Jennings’ Marvdale’s Manifesto at Jenivon. BP.

Dachshund (Smooth-Haired) Open (3)

1. Jennings’ Clentry Sweet Melody. Feminine and elegant bitch who scored for her correct proportions and balance. Long head and neck. Good length of leg giving plenty ground clearance. Full keel with good width. Good ribbing and compact and muscular loin. Moved freely. A close call for BOB but it was the neckset and flow of outline of the PG winner that decided the matter. RBOB.

2. Tomlinson’s Melisdax Magnolia In May. A lovely red bitch, litter sister to the winner of PG and easy to see. Many of her sister’s comments apply here too but I felt she could have a little more width in front, both and standing and moving.

3. Clark’s Tiesal Debutante von Wilarkhund.

Dachshund (Wire-Haired) Post Graduate (6,1)

1. Dickinson’s Derdledash Dakota at Dakotadax. A 2 year old bitch who presented a mature, balanced and well proportioned outline. Feminine head of correct shape, good length of neck which flowed into fairly well laid shoulders and return of upper arm. Nicely filled keel of good length carrying ribs well back, short enough in loin with strength to give a strong level topline. Well made and broad hindquarters which she used to advantage on the move. BOB.

2. Eldred & Dickinson’s Dakotadax Check Mate. Lovely 10 month old black and tan bitch who made it a close decision in this class. Free, active and purposeful on the move. I just felt at present she still needed to develop and fill out to give her the finished look and outline, which of course will come with age. BP.

3. Corner’s Cishelvine Portia at Carcorn.

Dachshund (Wire-Haired) Open (4)

1. Brierley’s Bramalodge Bonfire Heart at Tatze. A well made 2 year old bitch who was more together than 2. Lovely head, expression, neck and front construction. Well filled keel and ribcage. Could have more rear angulation as she appeared a bit bum high but held a much better shape when moving where she went well in all directions. Nice harsh coat. RBOB.

2. Eldred’s Derdledash Naughty Neptune. A young black and tan male not much over a year. A moderate dog who was ideal for size and proportions with good ground clearance. Long and masculine head. Ok in front and ribbing but not as good as 1 and could perhaps do with a touch more turn of stifle but stood soundly and used his hindquarters well on the move. Moved well both ways but tail was a little gay.

3. Farrington’s Dollydash Defender Of Faith.

Mr L A Johnston